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From old bush vines at our Watunga Road Vineyard, this wine is proof, if any were needed, that Grenache and the Barossa were made for each other.
Consistently higher-than-average rainfall throughout the second half of 2016 supplied good ground moisture and delayed the start of the season, however vine growth was slow but healthy. Overall moderate temperatures over January and February and some well-timed rain combined to foster healthy vine and fruit development. Continuing dry, warm weather in March, with cool nights, aided slow and steady ripening to produce well-balanced fruit with fine depth of flavour. Harvest was a full month later than 2016, nearer to what many would say is the long-term average.
The fruit was hand harvested in early-April. Most of the fruit was destemmed then vinified in open fermenters; there was a portion of whole bunch ferment, to contribute complexity to the wine. The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak, a small portion of it new
Australia’s oldest and best known wine region, the Barossa Valley is a warm climate region famous for bold Shiraz wines.
It has some of the world’s oldest vines and a deep and enduring winemaking heritage. Summers are typically warm and dry and most rainfall occurs in winter and spring.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
This vine was grown in the red soils of the Barossa Valley, which has some of the world’s oldest grape vines. The warm climate and old vines produce wines of great depth and intensity.